11/23/14 8:20pm

Via Facebook, one of our readers writes in to say they found a cat:

We do not want her to go to a shelter. She is friendly and sociable. One of her ears has a nick, and the end of her tail is blond.

She walked into our house about a week ago when I left the door open. I believe she either belongs to someone or was abandoned.

We want to find her family.

Cat found in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia
11/23/14 11:59am


After reaching the NFL playoffs the year before, the Washington Redskins regressed last year to 3-13. There were high hopes at the start of this season which have gone by the way side with the team looking to right itself. I appreciate Coach Gruden’s honesty when it comes to RGIII but, can this new found honesty cure what ails this team? I have to admit that for the first time in my life, I am seriously considering not being a fan of this team anymore. What about you are you done with the team?

Supposedly Gruden has the power to bench Griffin and NFL Gameday looks at if the RGIII-Gruden relationship can be repaired.

I don’t think they will win this week as they travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers. What do you think? If you don’t root for Washington, who do you root for?

Here are the LIVE tweets for this week’s game going on NOW.

11/23/14 10:42am

For our Sunday Brunch notes, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.


11/23/14 10:16am

DASH Bus Service:

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014: Happy Thanksgiving!\
    • No DASH Service
    • DASH Administrative Offices will be closed.
  • Friday, November 28, 2014: Black Friday – Happy Shopping!
    • Regular DASH Service
    • DASH Administrative Offices will be closed.

King Street Trolley Service:

The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront:

  • Thursday, November 27, 2014: Happy Thanksgiving!
    • The King Street Trolley will operate on a regular Thursday service schedule from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight
  • Friday, November 28, 2014: Black Friday – Happy Shopping!
    • The King Street Trolley will begin service at 6:00 a.m. and operate until 12:00 a.m. midnight.
11/23/14 9:52am

See – and taste – historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season!

The Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour, Alexandria’s premier historic holiday event, blends chocolate and history through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting chocolate through time. Three of Old Town Alexandria’s finest historic sites will welcome guests on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 as The Historic Division of Mars sponsors this historic chocolate event.

This year’s tour includes Carlyle House Historic Park (121 North Fairfax Street), Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (134 North Royal Street), and Lee-Fendall House (614 Oronoco Street). Tour times are Saturday, December 13, 6—9 p.m. and Sunday, December 14, 3—6 p.m.

The tour is self-guided and the sites may be visited in any order. A free shuttle is provided running in a continuous loop between the sites. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for children (ages 6-17). Tickets for this event can be purchased online at http://shop.alexandriava.gov.

Historic chocolate is woven throughout the experience. Carlyle House, illuminated by candlelight, highlights chocolate during the French and Indian War, including American Heritage Chocolate® samples produced by Mars Chocolate North America. An 18th century coffee house comes to life at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, enhanced by the scent of fresh greens and chocolate. See how chocolate goes from bean to beverage, “take” chocolate, and enjoy 18th-century music and dancing in the same room where George and Martha Washington danced. For the sights and tastes of a Victorian Christmas, the Lee-Fendall House will feature the latest 19th-century chocolate delicacy, fudge.

Old Town Alexandria is served by convenient public transportation, including the free King Street Trolley. Ample public parking is available at the Tavern Square and Market Square parking garages.